Eat & Drink Recipes

Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie

September 21, 2016

After a weekend filled with bagels and a little too much wine (although, who am I kidding, one can never drink too much wine!), I’ve been trying to detox and put my body back on track. Which means hitting the gym extra hard and eating clean, i.e. eating salads for lunch at work and lots of protein for dinner. And drinking lots and lots of smoothies for breakfast.

If you ask any of my coworkers, they’ll tell you that most mornings I come into work with my work BlackBerry in one hand and a smoothie in the other. Smoothies are just such easy ways to sneak extra fruits (and veggies sometimes) into your diet, that it’s hard not to love them. Plus the way that I make my Peanut Butter & Banana Protein Smoothie is so decadent that it almost tastes like I’m eating dessert for breakfast!

I should preface this by saying that I am a total peanut butter fanatic, and could probably eat an entire jar in one sitting if I tried. Which is why this smoothie is a favorite of mine when I don’t feel like making my normal green smoothie. Are y’all the same way? Let me know any of your favorite peanut butter recipes, healthy or not, so that I can try them for myself.

As you’ve probably guessed from the name of the smoothie, I add in a scoop of vanilla protein powder into my smoothie every morning. While this is totally optional, I like to think that the extra protein is helping me build muscle and I also just really like the taste.


2 bananas

1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

1/3 cup rolled oats

1 cup milk (or milk substitute!)

2 tbsp peanut butter

A scoop of Vega Protein & Greens Vanilla Powder

Dash of cinnamon


Add all ingredients into the blender and blend on high until smooth.


Let me know what your favorite smoothie recipes are so I can try them out for breakfast!!

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  • Oe yummy this looks so good.

    Beauty Candy Loves

    • It’s my favorite healthy breakfast smoothie because it actually tastes quite naughty!

  • Did someone say peanut butter?! I’m in. This sounds great. Mondays always find me detoxing too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • The more peanut butter, the better for me! And I’m the same way when it comes to Mondays!

  • looks yummy!! 🙂

    x tiphaine

    • This smoothie is so amazing!!

  • Elena from

    Nice post, I love it!!

  • As I love both peanut butter and banana, I’ll surely give this a try! | Bloglovin’ | Instagram

    • I’m a big fan of both too which is why I love this smoothie!!

  • Ianne Cabangon

    I need to try this, This will be a perfect pre or post work out smoothie for me. Thanks for sharing babe!
    xo, Christianne

    • I love drinking this after my morning workout, although I’ll sometimes just have it for breakfast even when I haven’t worked out because I just love the taste so much!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    I had to smile, because I just had a smoothie similar to this that I made last week. I just left the mix of peanut butter and bananas together and nothing like a perfect protein shake to get your day going and keep feeling full. Wonderful recipe girl

    • I never tried protein powders until earlier this summer and now I’m hooked! I love that they’re an easy way to sneak more protein into my diet!

  • This one sounds so yummy! Love the to add cinnamon to banana and peanut butter, the three goes so well together! Xx

    • I totally agree!! It’s the best combination!

  • Leslie

    I love a good protein shake! Looks and sounds delicious! Will give it a go!

    • Protein shakes are my favorite! I’m so glad that my dad finally convinced me to try protein powder!

  • Haha when you mentioned a BlackBerry so much nostalgia came back!! I remember having my BB glued to my had, and I kind of miss it to this day! This smoothie sounds so yummy. Great for getting yourself back in to your daily routine. I know all too well about bagels and wine. Mmmm. 😉


    • It’s actually so weird using my work BB since I’ve had my iPhone for so long, but I definitely feel nostalgic for my high school days whenever I use it haha

  • This looks so delicious! I am a huge fan of peanut butter and bananas together so I need to try this soon. 🙂

    • Peanut butter and bananas are the perfect duo!

  • Lindsey

    looks delicious. will definitely try!

    • I would definitely recommend trying out this smoothie! It’s my fave!

  • Biana Perez

    I love making smoothies in the morning, but this one I would drink anytime!! Sounds delicious! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Smoothies are my favorite to make in the morning because they’re easy to make and I can just stick my mason jar in my purse and drink it at work!

  • I’m on the detox bandwagon as well (I say as I sip wine…oops). This smoothie sounds so delicious, Courtney! I haven’t tried putting oats in smoothies but will definitely give it a shot!

    • I always just include wine as part of my detoxes because it’s such an important part of my life (haha)! Other than wine though, I’ve been doing pretty well with my detox!

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    This sounds and looks so yummy! 🙂


    • It’s one of my favorite smoothies!

  • Oh wow this just looks so good!

    Gemma x

    • This smoothie is my favorite! The combination of bananas and peanut butter is delicious!

  • WhatWouldVWear

    Such a great recipe, C! Looks so good! Now that I am pregnant I should definitely drink more smoothies! 🙂

    PS: Thank you SO much for your sweet pregnancy wishes! Words
    cannot describe how much they mean to me! I’m so glad we connected! Much
    love, always!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • I’m so glad that we’ve connected too! And this smoothie is perfect in the morning!

  • Yum! Such a great recipe!

  • This looks and sounds absolutely amazing! I work out early in the morning, so this would be perfect to have after my workout! I love that you used Vega Protein, I LOVE their products! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great day so far!



    • I really love their protein powders and really want to try some of their other products!!

  • Mmm I think I tried something like this a few years back – I can totally relate to how it feels as though you’re enjoying a dessert for breakfast! Something I also used to love was a banana slit down the middle and filled with peanut butter, and then cinnamon powder sprinkled over top; surprisingly a healthy snack!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Yum that sounds like my dream snack!! I can’t believe that I’ve never tried that before… Definitely going to add it to my diet!

  • Oooh, this looks + sounds lovely!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Rina Doria

    I’ve been needing to increase the protein in my diet lately and I’m obsessed with peanut butter. I’ve been eating peanut butter pancakes for the past week (which probably aren’t too healthy) so this sounds like a better option! Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Rina

    • I never seem to reach my protein goals for the day, so I love that this powder is such an easy way to up my protein levels!

  • Tessy Onyia

    Oh my! This is so so yummy beauty, Thanks for sharing!

  • “One ca never have too much wine,” haha, you got that right, Courtney! This smoothies looks SO delicious, and while I don’t often have smoothies, I’m extra tempted to try this one out. I mean, peanut butter!! In a smoothie!!


    • Wine is the best haha! And I love smoothies, especially ones with peanut butter and bananas!

  • 1. I love that you have a BlackBerry. 2. This smoothie sounds delicious! Always looking for yummy new recipes to try out. xx

    Audrey Adair-Keene |

    • My work BB is such a throwback! I always love using it haha

  • Lucrezia Candelori

    This recipe must be delicious! Definitely will try it, thank you!


    Lucrezia ♥ (

    • It’s definitely one of my favorite smoothie recipes!!

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Peanut butter and bananas are a great combination, they’re both yummy and most importantly, very filling and good for you. 🙂 I find that with a lot of smoothies I’m hungry ten minutes later, but this combination would work perfectly. <3


    • I definitely find this smoothie very filling, which is exactly what I need before a long day at work!

  • Yum!! Peanut butter and bananas are always good together!


  • Candace

    This smoothie recipe sounds so yummy! I love peanut butter, but have never tried it in a smoothie before. I can’t wait to try this 🙂

    • Yum peanut butter is my favorite to put into smoothies! I can eat it on almost anything!

  • This looks incredibly yummy and I’m definitely going to try it! Love how you add a bit of protein in, it can’t hurt right!

    Chow Down USA

    • I’m a huge fan of adding extra protein, plus the vanilla flavoring is so tasty!

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